Brahms’ gorgeous, stirring Ein Deutsches Requiem is one of the great choral works, full of warm, rich harmonies. Inspired perhaps by the deaths of his mother, and his friend and fellow composer Robert Schumann, its music evokes comfort, loss, fear, peace and joy. Unlike other well known requiems, Brahms’ is not so much a mass for the dead as an offering of solace to those who mourn.
Jane Hopkins conducts Voxcetera, with soprano Ellie Sperling and baritone Jamie Sperling, using Iain Farrington’s acclaimed arrangement of the score for chamber ensemble. It promises to be both a grand and intimate experience.
There will be a bar open before and after the performance, and Voxcetera hopes you’ll stay to join us for wine and cake when the music finishes.
Voxcetera is a north London-based choir performing regularly in north and central London. Recent activity includes concerts at St Martin-in-the-fields, East Finchley Arts Festival, tours to southern Germany and recording work for Unicef’s Generations campaign. Its most recent Highgate concert was for Christmas 2018, in St Josephs RC Church.